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  1. #1
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    Man Saves a Drowning 400-lb Black Bear in Florida

    "When Wildlife Commission biologist, Adam Warwick witnessed a black bear drowning in the Gulf, he did the unthinkable and stepped into action to save the massive animal."

    More at link. Several pix.

    http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animal...es-black-bear/ (no date)

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    Oh, wow. He's much braver than I would ever be.
    ~JMO~

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    Heroic.


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    Picture of the day.

    bear8.jpg
    Last edited by Redux; 10-10-2016 at 10:18 AM.

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    Despite being tranquilized, I'm surprised the bear didn't turn around try to bite him.

    I am curious just how a man keeps a 500 lb animal afloat? I would think a tranquilized bear would be dead weight and not have any natural buoyancy. Not that it matters; the only thing that matters is that man and animal are now safe.

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    What a lovely story. From the images, it appears the rescuer was always standing - he wasn't swimming. And bears do have a lot of natural bouyancy - so basically all he had to do was support a little more weight than he was, and bring him back to shore.

    When my kids were 5 years old, they could carry me around in a pool. Water is a great "lifter".

    But still, it was incredibly courageous of the rescuer - the bear could certainly have turned on him. Interesting - animals so often know when they're being helped.

    *smile* Love the pictures.

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    Amazing pictures what a guy so glad they are both safe

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    This story absolutely made me smile today, thanks!!
    "Funny when you're dead how people start listenin' " The Band Perry (If I Die Young). Watch out for and listen to OUR children before its too late.



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